Disc Golf this Weekend: Creekside Open in Salt Lake City, Utah

The Creekside Open will be held this weekend, May 5-6, at the Walter Frederick Morrison Disc Golf Course
at Creekside Park in Salt Lake City, Utah.  This is a PDGA sanctioned B-tier event with 110 players already registered to compete.

Disc golfers will play four rounds of 21 holes each as well as a 9-hole mini course with prizes for the best scores. The Walter Frederick Morrison course at Creekside was officially renamed in honor of the man who first invented and patented the plastic flying disc, Walter Frederick Morrison, back in 2004. Morrison, who was a resident of Richfield, Utah, was in attendance at the renaming ceremony. He passed away in 2010. The course has been in existence since 1982, and was one of the first 50 established in the country.

The course has scenic mountain views that includes elevation changes as well as both open and tightly wooded shots, and the creek also comes into play.

Check-in for the Creekside Open will take place on both Friday, May 4th,  from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.,  and on Saturday morning, 8 .m. to 9 a.m.  There will also be a mandatory players’ meeting at 9:30 a.m. Saturday and 7:45 a.m. on Sunday.

A few of the players who will be in the competition include Joey Kozlowski, coming out all the way from Laramie, Wyoming. He was the winner of both the Speedgoat Challenge and the Shoot the Breeze last year.  Cory Sharp from West Jordan, Utah will compete alongside Kozlowski. Sharp was the 2011 Creekside Open winner and he went on to capture the victory in both the Riverpark Open VII and the Full Throttle Challenge.

Cary Trotter from Las Vegas, Nevada will also compete in the open division with Sharp and Kozlowski, and there are a number of female disc golfers who will be competing in the women’s open division as well, including local Stacy Shirley and Jessica Hillbrecht, coming from Henderson, Nevada.

If you don’t plan on competing this weekend, this would be a great event to learn a little more about one of the fastest growing sports on the planet, disc golf!

The first time K.C. Dermody played disc golf was in the spectacular Black Hills of South Dakota. She has since become addicted to promoting the sport, and enjoys playing in the beautiful Pacific Northwest. She welcomes comments and suggestions, with the goal of promoting the sport of disc golf throughout the world. Find her on www.facebook.com/KCDermodyWriter or Twitter @kcdermody.

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